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Product Development Lead, Beverages-Princeton,NJ

At Firmenich people are at the heart of the company, we are committed to equal employment opportunities and value diversity in the workplace.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Excels in product formulation: Ingredient functionality and interactions with a very good understanding of Design of experiments.
  • Very good understanding of UHT/HTST processing specific to Microthermics equipment.
  • Proficient in food processing, unit operations (Pilot equipment operation and troubleshooting), material characterization techniques, and nutritional labeling.
  • Leads working sessions and technical to technical customer interactions.
  • Directly supports customers with finished product designs from concept to bench top and industrial scale-up. 
  • Demonstrates knowledge of flavor technologies & ingredients, performance in applications and interactions.
  • Works with external collaborators such as academic institutions and business partners to accelerate product development process.
  • Stays informed on relevant industry trends/new ingredients & technologies.
  • Mentors Junior Technologists and provides training on pilot plant equipment use and analytical techniques.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Food Science or Masters in a related field preferred.
  • 5 + years of experience in Beverage product development.
  • Great understanding of Thermal processing (pasteurization, HTST, UHT, and retort) and carbonation.
  • Knowledge of G.M.P’s (Good Manufacturing Practices), FSMA (Food Safety Modernization Act) and H.A.C.C.P (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points).
  • Great verbal and written communication skills. Good presentation skills including ability to present technical concepts to non-technical audience.
  • Ability to design experiments.
  • Must have computer skills, i.e. MS Office, Outlook, Excel, SAP, and Nutritional labeling software.
  • Great Project Management skills.


We value:

  • Growth Mindset and Enthusiasm for designing new experiments and a willingness to learn new skills. 
  • Team-oriented, collaborative, dynamic, and proactive behaviors.
  • Ability to manage independently  various project  at different  stages.
  • Self -starter, operates autonomously with minimal or no supervision required.
  • Business acumen, industry understanding and network.
  • Safe & ethical work standards.

We offer:

  • Entry to exciting and inspiring world of perfumes and taste.
  • Culture that values diversity where people are at the heart of the company.
  • Opportunity to work for a company that cares about environment and sets and achieve ambitious sustainability objectives.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential function.

Firmenich is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/Disability/Veteran


At Firmenich, we create an environment in which employees are valued, motivated and encouraged to reach their full potential. We foster entrepreneurial spirit and imaginative teamwork with freedom to act within our strategic plans. We recruit and develop the best talents, rewarding them accordingly.

We offer competitive pay, career growth opportunities, and an outstanding benefits program that features:

* Generous Paid Time Off!

* Quarterly Bonus Potential!

* Retirement Plans!

* 401(k) with Company Match!

* Low Cost Medical, Dental & Rx & Vision Coverage!

* Tuition Assistance for Employees and Children!

* Flexible Spending Accounts!

* Tobacco-Free Campus!

* And Many More Employee-Friendly Programs!



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